First thanks everyone for offering their remedies! Here's what worked for me:
I had recurring pain in my upped and lower jaw. My last upper back tooth wiggled and the last week it was excrutiating pain.
I had been drinking at least one soda pop a day (we get 'em free at work) and I noticed things were getting worse. Plus I'm a big chocoholic. So I STOPPED eating sugary stuff and soda pop.
I realized I could go to a dentist and what would he do? Give me antibiotics, pull my tooth and give me a root canal. But dentists don't really 'prevent' much. You can clean your own teeth with products on the market today as well as they do. And let's be honest...teeth are the one thing that last for millions of years, survive fires, etc. Why dentists pull and not fix, well means they have no real remedies. They only have 'symptom resolvers'.
So you've got to realize your diet can contribute to your tooth decay. Look at what you eat..does it have high fructose corn syrup in it? That's just sugar. OK, enough preaching.
Ibuprofen will reduce swelling. So that worked for me. Don't take aspirin. That can cause your gums to bleed.
Second I went and got a good toothbrush (one that vibrated, not spun).
Next I got mouthrinse with hydrogen peroxide to clean out anything below and between my teeth.
I got Cepacol for cleaning out bacteria. (You might want to stay away from Crest ProHealth because the ingredient in it can cause your teeth to have brown spots.)
I also got Crest's Phos-Flur which has the concentration of fluroide.
I also got ProEnamel and Crest Sensitivity and ProHealth toothpaste, but also got Eco Dent Daily Care that will remineralize your teeth.
But you know what worked? I got some limes and sucked on those. That stopped the pain and throbbing.
Then I rinsed, waited a half hour and took one close of garlic, cut it up and mashed it up and put it on my teeth and around my gums that hurt. (It was tough to handle, but...WOW!) I let that stay for half an hour and swallowed it. Then I put on another clove mashed up.
WOW! Almost immediately the pain was gone. And in a few hours my tooth that was wiggling stopped.
I also have been taking cranberry and tumeric to get any infection out of my body and help in swelling.
I also take bone strengthing vitamins, along with garlic tablets. (But the REAL garlic worked to fix things). And I also took fish oil.
Just wanted to say too, what you might have might be different than what I had, but garlic will work wonders for infection.
I also got a $20 teeth guard and molded it to my teeth. I realized I was grinding my back teeth and this really helps me and helps move my teeth back into place.
I have no more pain. GARLIC and LIME and stop drinking soda pop or any other sugary drink (lemonade, crystal light, gatorade, etc.)
I would caution against getting fish antibiotics. I didn't realize I was allergic to certain kinds of penicillin and you may not know either and taking something like that might cause you other issues.
You can fix your teeth problems if you also are diligent about brushing and use the basic tools available on the market. But in today's world it's hard to stay away from processed sugars and food. If you are eating at fast food resutrants, stop! You can eat good for you food at reasonable prices. a veggie pasta dinner I make myself costs me about $2-3. Compare that to any meal you buy at MikeyDs.
Good luck and thanks EVERYONE for the suggestions. THEY WORK!
First thanks everyone for offering their remedies! Here's what worked for me:
If you are missing a filling or have a cracked tooth the pain is the WORST. Here's my remedy that works great (until you get to the dentist). Go to a Hallmark store, they sell packages of these little soft wax 'dots' (they are used to secure taper candles in a candle holder). Dry the sore tooth as much as possible. Warm up a little chunk of a dot in your hand (it's already nice and pliable) and gently (duh) press it into that area. It stops air from reaching the nerve. No air-no pain! Do not try this with regular candle wax when in desperation mode! You'll just make the pain worse (I know from experience). But really, these candle dots are a true miracle! I've shared a few with friends in pain and I've became their hero. Replace as needed. Good luck!
I am a dental hygienist and had a tooth extracted 2 days ago. Tonight the pain was BAD and I didn't want to knock myself out on Vicodin. Went to Henry's Health Foods in Temecula, CA and got 100% clove oil, put a drop right into the socket, and the pain was 95% gone in SECONDS. Eugenol, which is what an oral surgeon would pack into the site, is a derivative of clove oil. Using the natural product is better for you and a LOT more effective, as you can leave the site open for faster healing. I'm sending a bottle to ALL my scattered family to have on hand as an emergency supply!
I have a broken tooth on each side and my health insurance won't cover what I need done, and I don't have cash on hand to have the surgery I need. I deal with having abscess every so often. You can get antibiotics on Amazon.com under the name fish zole which is the same as metronidazole except cheaper than if you go to a dr. I keep it on hand for the whole family. There are also forms of penicillin you can get as well but I am allergic and dont use that.Today I started to get that achy tooth/ear pain. I broke out the clove oil, salt water,migraine formula.It helped some but my face was swelling so I crushed a benadryl in a ziplock.. moistened a qtip
and dipped it in gently. As soon as I rubbed that on my abscess it stopped hurting! Tasted like crap but it stopped the pain! I will continue to take the zole for the next few days and use the crushed benadryl!
I had a bad toothache one day and i tried something simple salt water
My favorite home rememdy is anise. I like to apply it to the tooth with a q-tip and then rub more along my inner and outer gumline.
I didn't have access to anise for my son's toothache as we are away and found an alcohol based breath spray works just as well if applied the same way as I apply the anise.
As for orajel.....please don't waste your money.
I was in severe pain from a broken tooth, that originally had a silver filling in it, it had fallen out about 3weeks ago. I wasn't in any pain until about 2days ago, the only problem was food was getting stuck in the hole of the tooth. The tooth pain woke me up the other night, and i tried some many things: vanilla extract, tea bags, jim beam, oragel. And nothing was taking the pain away, so i finally went to the drug store and got some clove oil, which the pharmacist said wouldn't help as much as the oragel. But from previous experience with dry sockets, I knew the dentist used some sort of cloves to pack the hole. Well the first time i applied the clove oil this morning i was still in pain, it didnt help. So I waited awhile then applied it again, and this time I washed my mouth out first with warm salted water, the applied the clove oil, and a good amount of it. Trust me it is a very nasty tasting liquid, and it has the taste in my mouth awful....but NO TOOTH ACHE PAIN!!!!! So I would suggest the clove oil....
THANKS VERY MUCH FOR SHARING ABOUT DA TEA BAG IT REALLY WORKS IM AFTER TAKING 10 PAIN KILLERS WHISKEY AND ANOTHER THING AND NONE OF THEM WORKED THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERY1
So.....i've had a very bad tooth ache before....it was bad enough that i was nearly trying to break book shelves in a Barnes & Noble. It eventually led to me having an abscess that swelled the whole left side of my face. (i couldn't open my mouth much at all) However, it did not upset me as much as this one. Never before this experience, have i ever intentionally caused myself pain in hopes that it would distract my nerves from tooth and be redirected elsewhere. (seriously i'd rather have a broken leg than this)
See, that first mentioned tooth up there, had to get pulled, it was a bottom molar and as i never got to get anything in place of the gap i had to learn to chew at an awkward angle on the molar behind it. -_- a year later and 1/4 of the crown breaks off and it becomes a cavity.....Here and there it caused me slight pain that a quick handed tylenol or advil could fix no problem. But last nite, at around 4 am, without any provocation it struck. Next thing i know, for every 10 minutes that i was able to drift off into sleep i spent 2hrs crying my...(well, you know) off.
In the past 24hr i have taken 2 Extra Strength Tylenol, 3 800MG Ibuprofen, & 4 packs of Goody's powder......none of them did a DARNED thing. Not even when the powder was directly applied to tooth. For the last 8hrs. i have resorted to cold water shock treatment. Greatly annoying because i have to do it every 30 seconds just about, and have been running to the bathroom every 20mins and running to kitchen every 15mins (to get more water). But then it got to the point where even that stopped. And then, i found that the strangest and perhaps one of the oldest forms of treatment worked. Vinegar. Get a washcloth, soak it in vinegar and then hold it on the cheek that is on the same side of the afflicted area. I'm told white vinegar works better, but i only had cider vinegar and so far it's working just fine. I'm not about to complain. The only thing is that you might find yourself holding it up there for a while as it gradually draws out the pain and after awhile you may find that your able to remove it for 20-30min (maybe even several hour) intervals. Long enough to go to sleep at least. I hope this helps some.
I have a friend who has a lot of problems with his teeth. His dentist told him this is the best thing for the pain...
Take a dose of Tylenol every 8 hours, alternating with a dose of Motrin every 8 hours.
Take Tylenol now.
Take Motrine in 4 hours.
Take Tylenol in another 4 hours (8 hours after the first dose of Tylenol).
Take Motrine 4 hours later (8 hours after the first dose of Motrin).
So, you are taking each of the meds every 8 hours, like you're supposed to, but there is always medicine in your system this way.